The Criminal Injuries Compensation Act, 21 of 1999 was established to provide compensation to persons or the dependants of persons who suffered injury as a direct result of a crime of violence listed in the First schedule. The Board is given the mandate to evaluate and determine awards for compensation to such victims and/or their dependants.
“A committed Agency providing assistance to Victims of Crime with respect, compassion, professionalism and efficiency”
“To award financial aid to Victims of Crime and/or their Dependants in a timely manner and to make referrals to Support Services to facilitate positive recovery”
Crimes To Which This Act Applies
(c) Wounding with intent;
(d) Inflicting injury with or without a weapon;
(e) Using a drug with intent to commit an offence;
(f) Administering poison or other destructive or noxious substance so as to endanger life or inflict grievous bodily harm;
(g) Administering poison with intent to injure or annoy;
(h) Offences under the Sexual Offences Act;
(i) Offences under the Trafficking in Persons Act.
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